Temporary exhibition

June 6, 2013 — October 6, 2013

From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly

Beyond the Icon

This exhibition has ended

From June 6 to October 6, 2013, the McCord Museum will present the premiere of the exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon.

With its spotlight on her personality, talent and values, From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon, a first for North America, will present the woman behind the celebrity and trace her extraordinary life journey through some 100 objects and archives, testimonials, love letters, notes of friendship, photos, film clips and above all clothing and accessories from designers who helped shape fashion in the 20th century.

Grace Kelly: muse of director Alfred Hitchcock, winner of a best actress Oscar for her performance inThe Country Girl, and Princess of Monaco upon her marriage on April 18, 1956, to Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. She was the focus of attention and fascination throughout her life and had an enormous influence on women around the world.

An exhibition produced by the Grimaldi Forum Monaco in collaboration with the McCord Museum, based on an exhibition by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Awards and Honours

  • Grand Prix du Tourisme award in the category of Tourist Attraction of the year– 25,000 to 100,000 visitors category; Regional Winner (Montreal), 2014
  • Best promotional contest in association with the exhibition, From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon for the Coup d’Éclat! Award; Société des Attractions touristiques du Québec, 2013

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